Shares of Liberty Latin America Ltd (NASDAQ:LILA) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $23.83.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Liberty Latin America from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 6th. BidaskClub raised shares of Liberty Latin America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 12th. Benchmark assumed coverage on shares of Liberty Latin America in a research report on Thursday, July 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $26.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Liberty Latin America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 7th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Liberty Latin America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 4th.

In related news, Director Brendan J. Paddick acquired 544,064 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 7th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $18.21 per share, with a total value of $9,907,405.44. Also, Director Eric Louis Zinterhofer acquired 65,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 4th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $16.26 per share, for a total transaction of $1,056,900.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought 790,471 shares of company stock worth $13,968,446 over the last three months. Insiders own 13.82% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in LILA. Ingalls & Snyder LLC grew its stake in shares of Liberty Latin America by 3.4% in the second quarter. Ingalls & Snyder LLC now owns 695,497 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,983,000 after acquiring an additional 22,684 shares in the last quarter. S&CO Inc. grew its stake in shares of Liberty Latin America by 4.6% in the second quarter. S&CO Inc. now owns 1,105,719 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,052,000 after acquiring an additional 48,255 shares in the last quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL acquired a new position in shares of Liberty Latin America in the second quarter valued at about $722,000. PenderFund Capital Management Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Liberty Latin America by 586.9% in the second quarter. PenderFund Capital Management Ltd. now owns 2,000,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,254,000 after acquiring an additional 1,708,853 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank grew its stake in shares of Liberty Latin America by 2.1% in the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 81,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,399,000 after acquiring an additional 1,700 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 21.94% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ LILA traded down $0.16 on Monday, hitting $18.47. 101,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 270,839. The business’s fifty day moving average is $18.11 and its 200 day moving average is $17.65. Liberty Latin America has a 52 week low of $13.96 and a 52 week high of $21.90. The company has a market capitalization of $3.43 billion, a PE ratio of -9.28 and a beta of 1.83.

Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 5th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $966.80 million for the quarter.

About Liberty Latin America

Liberty Latin America Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed, mobile, and subsea telecommunications services. It offers communications and entertainment services, including video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services to residential and business customers; and business products and services that include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting, and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions for small and medium enterprises, international companies, and governmental agencies.

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